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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Below are links to resources available to providers, partners and the public to assist with preparing for any emergency.

2021 Hurricane Preparedness and Planning Provider Notifications

The Agency distributes letters to regulated health care providers related to hurricane preparedness and planning for the 2021 season. These notices address modifying plans, if needed, related to COVID-19 risks for residents and others. Links to the 2021 preparedness notices are below:
2021 Preseason Letter, distributed May 7, 2021 [213KB, PDF]
Hurricane Preparedness and Planning Letter, distributed May 19, 2021 [175KB, PDF]
2021 Assisted Living Facility Generator Tips Poster, distributed May 5, 2021 [367KB, PDF]
2021 Nursing Home Generator Tips Poster, distributed May 5, 2021 [725KB, PDF]
2021 Generator Safety Postcard, distributed May 5, 2021 [988KB, PDF]

Online Emergency Reporting System - ESS

The Agency requires all licensees providing residential or inpatient services to use the Emergency Status System to report its emergency status, planning or operations.
To obtain an account, contact your facility’s Administrator, CEO, designated ESS Superuser or Agency licensing unit.

Emergency Status System (ESS) Providers

  • Adult Family Care Home
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Crisis Stabilization and Short Term RTF
  • End Stage Renal Disease (optional)
  • Homes for Special Services
  • Hospice (Residential and Inpatient)
  • Hospital
  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Nursing Home
  • Residential Treatment Center for Children and Adolescents
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Transitional Living Facility
  • VA Hospitals (optional)

Instructional Documents for Emergency Status System (ESS)

Details Summary
AHCA Providers
How to Log Into the Emergency Status System (ESS) How to Log Into the Emergency Status System (ESS)
How to Gain Access to the Emergency Status System (ESS) How to Gain Access to the Emergency Status System (ESS)
How to Create and Maintain Provider User Accounts How to Create and Maintain Provider User Accounts
How to Locate and Enter Preseason Information How to Locate and Enter Preseason Information
How to Locate and Enter Event Information How to Locate and Enter Event Information
How to Locate Providers How to Locate Providers
AHCA Partners
How to Create and Maintain Partner User Accounts How to Create and Maintain Partner User Accounts
How to Locate Providers How to Locate Providers
How to Log All Communications How to Log All Communications
 
All Users
  Password Requirements
  Who to Contact for Assistance
User Account Roles in the Emergency Status System (ESS)

 

Emergency Management Planning Criteria

Many licensed health care facilities are required by statute or rule to have an approved comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP). The plan must include:

  • Risk Assessment and Planning
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Communication Plan
  • Training and Testing

Current CEMP Forms

Emergency Plan Regulations and Review

County Emergency Management Offices

DOH Instructions for Submitting CEMPs [PDF]
DOH instructions for submitting comprehensive emergency management plans (CEMPs) for home home health agency, home medical equipment, hospice and nurse registry providers.

 

AHCA Emergency Resources

Regulatory Information

Other Emergency Resources

Consumer Emergency Preparedness Information